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Egyptian FM calls for positive outcome at COP27

25 Sep 2022, 14:44 GMT+10

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Saturday called for efforts to ensure a positive outcome at the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP27, in Egypt in November.

Egypt, in its capacity as the host of COP27, appeals to all members of the international community to act on their pledges and commitments and support the developing countries and the least developed countries in their efforts to confront the devastating impact of climate change, he said.

They are the most deserving of such support based on the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities, he told the General Debate of the UN General Assembly.

"Thus, we look forward during COP27 hosted by Egypt in a few weeks to reaching outcomes that would contribute to accelerating the pace of implementation across the board so that the international community would confirm its commitment to addressing climate change, including reducing emissions, enhancing mitigation and adaptation ... and more importantly, raising ambitions in climate financing," said Shoukry.

The ability of the international community to move forward and implement the Paris Agreement goals, especially limiting the rise in global temperature, is closely linked to the concrete outcomes of the Sharm El-Sheikh conference, he said, adding that Egypt will spare no effort in providing all favorable conditions to achieve such outcomes.

Shoukry also called for a renewed commitment to multilateralism.

"The current session of the General Assembly is taking place at a very delicate historical moment as we are witnessing a myriad of intertwined crises of enormous complexity. This requires concerted and serious action, and a renewed commitment to multiculturalism, first and foremost, under the umbrella of the United Nations," he said.

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